Author: Glen Lyon Coffee

White, Yellow, Red and Black Honey processed coffees are terms you might increasingly come across when choosing a coffee to buy, especially coffees from Costa Rica where honey processing has been a huge factor in the speciality coffee revolution. So what is honey processing and...

Named for the maned wolves that roam the hills above the farm, Fazenda do Lobo sits at 1050m above sea level in Brazil’s famous coffee growing region of Sul de Minas. The nearby town of Três Corações is famous as the birthplace of national football...

We wanted to update you on the impact that the coronavirus crisis is having on Glen Lyon Coffee. The world has been turned on its head in the past couple of weeks leaving small roasters like ourselves fighting to save our business and our livelihoods....

Washed versus Natural Processed Coffee It’s not just the coffee itself that gives those delicious flavours we so love in the cup but the way the coffee is processed at origin can have a huge effect on the final taste. Processing coffee is done in a...

I love those moments in coffee when the whole supply chain comes together. In this case I found myself in a hot, off-grid Chinese noodle bar in downtown Nairobi squeezed round a table with Brian Gakunga, farmer and owner of Kiriga estate, Jack from the...

There’s something very special about finally visiting a farm whose coffee you have roasted and got to know and love so well in a previous year. This was the case today when we visited Kiandu in Nyeri County - a coffee we bought in 2018. This...

You know you’re in Africa when a man comes round to your table during dinner with a tick list of animals that they’ll come and wake you up for should they appear at the watering hole outside your bedroom window during the night. I’ve put...

The weather has been a bit all over the place this trip – it’s usually unheard of to have rain at this time of year in Kenya but we’ve had on and off showers since we arrived on Saturday. Of course the Kenyans think that...

Nairobi. A lovely guide named Joe picked us up at dawn in a Toyota van with a roof that opened up and Leah, Amy and I drove north out of the city to the Nairobi National Park. Founded in 1946, this 175 square km park is...